This course directs students in studying the parish registers of the German speaking countries of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Students should be proficient with reading the old handwriting and understanding what is contained in the records, and how to use these records for genealogical and historical research purposes. Prerequisite: Paleography 249

Text:  Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents, Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Vital Records Written in Germany, 2nd Edition, by Roger P Minert. Contact GRT Publications at to order your textbook.